About a week after taking delivery of a pioneer ammonia-ready suezmax, Avin International emerged as buyer of at least one non-eco tanker vessel.

The Greek company’s move reflects the complex strategies adopted by shipping players who pursue a gradual transition towards greener forms of shipping.

“We can be optimistic that Greeks… will be at the forefront of [shipping’s] future,” the country’s shipping minister Yannis Plakiotakis said on 8 March while raising the Greek flag on Avin’s 150,000-dwt Kriti Future (built 2022).